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      17.05.2013 12:00
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      Very tasty, well worth a try!

      As it is a Friday, and I got that Friday feeling, I thought I would do an alcohol review :D.

      While on a night out I can usually be tempted into having a shot (or two). Now when it comes to shots, I must admit I am a bit of a wimp. I do not like anything that burns my throat or tastes like cough medicine. I find Tequilla particularly hard to drink, not only do you have to drink a really strong tasting shot, you also have to lick salt and suck on a sweet lemon. Sounds great doesn't it? When on a night out, it is my mission to find the most easiest shot to drink, and preferably the one with the least amount of alcohol (as I am a bit of a light weight).

      **** Packaging, Price and Availability ****
      The colour of the liquid immediately catches your eye, it is bright green and looks a bit like a mouth wash. This drink comes in a a glass bottle with a black screw top lid. You can purchase this in most supermarkets and off licences for around £8.00. I have also seen this shot drink in a lot of pubs and clubs and is usually around £2.00 a shot. Out of all the different apple sour shot drinks you can buy this is probably one of the cheapest.

      *** The Taste ****
      I love anything sour and very rarely pull the 'sour' face but this drink is extremely sour and sugary. It is hard to describe the taste of it when it is in your mouth because the overriding 'sourness' just makes me want to swallow as quickly as possible. Once swallowed the sour taste stays in your mouth for quite a long time and normally needs to be washed down with another drink (in my case vodka and lemonade). The taste of apple is quite faint, so if you are not an apple lover then this shot would still be quite likeable. You can definitely taste the alcohol in the shot but it is not as strong as other shots I have tried, probably because it is only 15% alcohol. I would say this is one of the most easiest shots to drink, but maybe a little too easy, as I have been known to drink quite a lot of this stuff. If you do drink a lot of this drink it can be quite sickly and acidic. The consistency of the drink is quite runny and sticky. After drinking you normally have to lick your lips, and get another kick of sourness.

      I usually drink this as a shot before or on a night out. It is actually quite nice added to a drink, I sometimes add it to a vodka and lemonade, or just add lemonade on its own. This waters down the sour taste and is easier to drink. I also find the apple flavour to come out a little bit more as the focus isn't purely on the sourness.

      *** Would I recommend? ****
      Overall I think this is a easy, tasty shot drink and one that I drink regularly before a night out. I would definitely recommend trying it especially if you are looking for a shot drink which is easy to drink and not too strong. It is very reasonably priced and can be purchased in most supermarkets. I rate this 5/5 and I shall be having a couple tonight after work to celebrate it being Friday.

      Thanks for taking the time to read my review.

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        22.02.2013 00:17
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        a nice shot

        I wouldn't drink that often, but I would say me and my friends get together for a drink every month or so. The odd time, we buy a bottle of Mickey Finns between us to shot as a sort of 'social lubricant' to get us in the mood to go out and dance.

        About Mickey Finns
        Mickey Finns Sour Green Apple is apple flavoured schnapps. It is made in Ireland and only made using natural flavours and real fruit.
        Mickey Finns is a weaker shot and only about 15% proof. Other flavours in the Mickey Finns range include:
        Blueberry
        Raspberry
        Apple and Moonshine

        The Taste
        This shot has a very sugary, sour taste to it. I find that it is quite thick in texture and if I drink too much it can be quite acidic in my stomach. However I would be a fan of sour sweets, so I have a taste for this drink and enjoy taking it as a shot, as long as I do not overdo it. The alcohol content in this shot is quite low and it does not have the same kick to it that other stronger schnapps and liqueurs have.

        Price and Availability
        You can buy a 500ml bottle of Mickey Finns in any good off-license for around £8. I think that this is quite a good price, especially if you are sharing it with friends as you get a lot of shots out of each bottle.

        Overall
        I think that this is a great shot. It is quite week so it does not come with a very strong alcohol after-taste and it is reasonably proceed. Overall I would give this drink 4 out of 5 stars.

        *also on ciao under lorrainek90

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        05.02.2013 03:06
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        Good drink

        I first came across Mickey Finns when I was 18 which sadly was a few years ago now. My best friend suggested we got a bottle before a night out and explained that it was very similar to apple sourz. It can be found in most larger supermarkets, we usually buy it in Tesco where it is priced at around £5-6 for 500ml.

        The design of the bottle is the same as is shown above. The bottle is tall and thin and as it is clear it is easy to see the product and how much is left. The bottle is glass with a metal screw cap.

        The idea of Mickey Finns is that you drink it as shots. It is a 15% product so its definitely not as strong as straight spirits such as vodka but it certainly has a kick to it.

        A general shot is usually 25ml, in some cases 35ml. This means that you can get between 14 and 20 shots from the bottle if measured correctly. Therefore each shot can cost as little as 25p which of course is much much cheaper than bar prices where you can usually expect to pay around the £2 mark.

        The drink has a sour apple flavour to it. It is definitely very sour and it has a very sickly green apple taste to it. It is a slightly thicker liquid and also very sticky which is a nightmare if spilled. I do like the taste and don't hesitate to drink it but as it is designed for shots it is a very strong flavour which I doubt anyone could have too much of.

        I usually drink this alongside other drinks and after a few of these I can really feel myself beginning to loosen up. Most people seem to like this drink and for the price you really can't go wrong.

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        16.10.2012 11:35
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        A good cheap drink!

        It was my sister that first introduced me to Mickey Finns sour green apple schnapps as I had decided to have a girly night in at my house and invite my cousins and my sister over for cocktails and a bit of food. We called at Tesco for some supplies and my sister said to get a bottle of Mickey Finns sour green apple schnapps and so I did. This is my review of the product.

        Mickey Finns sour green apple schnapps is a drink which is made using real fruit and natural flavours to make an alcohol induced schnapps drink. The drink comes in a 50cl glass bottle which is quite thin and tall and so I think it looks quite funky. The product name is on the bottle as well as the information about the drink being made using fruit and natural flavours. As the glass bottle is clear you are able to see through to what is quite a bright green coloured liquid which of course is the schnapps.

        There are actually various ways in which you can use this drink and you can drink it as a shot, use it to make cocktails or add lemonade to make a tall drink. We actually have used it in all of these ways and so I feel qualified to comment on them all. At 14% ABV this is quite a strong drink to be taking shots of to be honest but we still do this. The drink, when neat, does have quite a sharp and tangy apple taste but it isn't too sour I don't think so I am a little unsure where the sourness name has come from. I am able to have a shot of this without feeling the need to gag or anything and so I do think it is quite pleasant! As a tall drink I find perhaps using two shots of this in a glass works best and when it is mixed with lemonade it creates a fizzy taste which reminds me of appletiser! You can use this schnapps in cocktails too such as mixed with vodka to make an appletini or you can also add ice and lemonade to this to make up a pitcher of green eyed monster which is particularly nice!

        What is nice about this drink is that it usually sells around the five pounds mark in the supermarkets and so you don't feel as though you are breaking the bank when you buy it. The bottle is only 50cl and so if you make cocktails and shot with it when you are in a group you are likely to go through the full bottle quite easily but for the price paid it doesn't seem so bad really. It is also nice that you can tailor this drink to how you want to have it so if you just fancy something a bit refreshing but not too boozy you can add extra lemonade for an alcoholic fruity drink or if you are heading for a night out and fancy doing some shots it is also suitable for that too. What is important to consider is that per shot there is around one unit of alcohol and so should you drink plenty you are likely to become drunk!

        I like this drink I have to say. It is cheap, versatile and pleasant to drink too and so I think it is the ideal kind of bottle to take to a party or something or just to get in for when you are getting ready to go out for a night on the town.

        Thank you for reading my review!

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        13.10.2012 12:29
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        A good drink to share with friends.

        I don't drink shots very often these days and when I do I usually go for the blueberry flavoured one (it seems I have an obsession with blue drinks....anyway) I do however sometimes pick up this Mickey Finns Sour Apple Schnapps, at just £5 for 500ml as this works out so much cheaper than the Sourz version and the tastes aren't extremely different. The bottle is tall and thin and with it being transparent you can see the bright green liquid inside, the top is kept secure by a screw cap. The reason this is also good is that once it's open you don't have to use it all straight away, I have kept this for around 3 weeks and the taste is still the same as when it was first opened which makes it quite good in my opinion.

        The most used way for this drink is to do shots of it however you can add lemonade to make it a long drink and there are also some cocktails which this can be used in so it comes in handy for a variety of purposes. As for the taste....well this is a drink that I do consume but I am not particularly fond of the taste, I am not into those sour tasting sweeties and this is kind of like those, it smells like apple, it looks like it's probably apple but the taste isn't so much apple, there is a slight hint of it on the tongue but the main thing you can taste is the sourness and it's not pleasant, it makes you wince and make ugly faces (this is not a drink to have on a date!!) for the few seconds until the sourness subsides and your face can return to normal. If this was made into a long drink I think the tanginess would be less apparent but I have never tried it however I don't think I'd want to either. Added in the right cocktail this can be really nice and not overpowering.

        The alcohol content of this is 15% and if you're drinking shots you can hit the floor pretty quickly, in the pre child crazy days we used to drink a bottle of this each before heading out on the town and I was pretty drunk before I got out the door, good times however these days I am likely to just have 2 or 3 shots alongside my long drinks so it makes it last, it's also really good for sharing and drinking games.

        Overall i would much rather by this than Sourz, the reason mainly being price, for a start of although slightly larger Sourz are double the price, although Sourz does have a smoother taste and a slightly less tang to the taste there isn't a huge difference just a subtle one which makes me buy this as I can't justify the price difference for something that is uncannily similar. Overall this is a good drink, a good price and it gets you drunk if you drink enough of it.

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        13.10.2012 01:05

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        cheap and tasty party starter.

        I was recommended this alcohol one new years eve for something different, and I was told that it would be a great party starter, and nowadays this has to be my favourite getting ready to party shot ever. I was a university student up until June and many of my friends drank this alcohol, both for the price and the flexibilty of what you could do with this drink. So before new year I went to ASDA where this tipple is on offer for £5.50, you can get it in either blue or green, I chose the green as I loved apple sours and this was appetising as it was the same kind of alcohol. The bottle is tall and thin, and comes as a 30cl liquor filled bottle, it is a clear bottle and this is what attracted me to the green, it is an eye catching bright coloured alcohol, which looks exotic and refreshing.

        You can have various cocktails with this alcohol, my friends tended to put lemonade in it, and it tasted a lot like sparkling apple, or we had it straight as a shot, like most shots however it leaves an afterburn down to your stomach, which is not at all pleasant, but the alcohol does the trick and if you are not careful, or you have a few shots you will become very drunk very quickly. With the bottle being very tall and thin, it is very easy to finish a bottle within an hour if you are handing out shots or making this into a cocktail, and to me the price factor is good in this situation as it is only £5.50, a lot cheaper than other shot liquers such as tequila or sambuca.

        The taste of the liquid I feel is very acquired, it is both bitter and sweet at the same time, which I feel comes from the added sour tastes and the sweetness of the green apple and the sugar. The tartness and the sweetness of the apples hit you both at the same time and it smells distinctively of apples which is always a good sign. As many other liquers do not smell like what they say on the bottle.

        I would definitely recommend micky Finns to get your party started, or to create sophisticated cocktails for a glam evening, and unlike most others it doesn't taste like you are refuelling a jet. Its a great appetiser to set you up for the night ahead, either as a shot or a cocktail as previously mentioned, and at £5.50 a bottle, you are guaranteed a good night at a good price.

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        11.10.2012 20:27
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        A nice drink to shot

        When going on a girly night out, me and my girl friends usually all go round to one of our houses to get ready. The getting ready process always features a tipple of our own choice then we take it in turns to buy a bottle of shots. One bottle that usually makes an appearance when we are getting ready is this Mickey Finns Apple Schnapps.

        The bottle is easily recognisable on the shelf as it has quite an old fashioned look to it in a long thin bottle and the bright green liquid inside is displayed this makes it very eye catching. A 50cl bottle of this will cost around the £5 mark, it's widely available to purchase from most places that sell alcohol, mainly supermarkets.

        As I said earlier, we usually drink this apple schnapps in the way of shots but I would imagine it would be quite nice with lemonade to tone down the sourness of the drink. We shot this asap and it doesn't really touch the sides of my mouth, the initial taste is very sour and it does have a slight hint of apple in it. Once it's down the hatch I normally have that horrible sour face as the sourness really does linger for a while. It does have a sweet taste along with the sour but the sour definitely overpowers all other tastes. With lemonade, I guess the sour would be toned down, but it would still be evident as it is quite strong.

        I wouldn't say this drink particularly smells of apples, you can definitely smell the alcohol in the drink. To be honest, the apple aspect of the drink isn't really that noticeable at all, just the slight taste of it after you've drank it, it is more sour than anything else.

        Mickey Finn's has an alcohol percentage of 15%, where this is a lot less than spirits that we have been known to shot before going out aswell. It still makes you a little tipsy after a few shots!

        For the price, Mickey Finn's is a great drink to shot. At only £5 a bottle it's a cheap drink to share with friends. The sour taste is quite strong but I personally love it. Give it a try, it shouldn't disappoint!

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        27.03.2012 21:07
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        Would purchase again.

        I am lover of all fruit infused alcohol, so was delighted when a friend purchased this for me for my birthday. I am aware from seeing this previously in shops that it is a cheaper alternative to the original schnapps (About £5 a bottle) The bottle is transparent with a black very classy looking 'Mickey Finn' label on, it also then has writing displaying the history of Mickey Finn going into slight detail about how the alcohol is infused etc etc. The bottle is a 750ml therefore quite big, and long and slim.
        On the back of the bottle is all the relevant information you need to know about the product, including safety measures such as how many units the drink is. The drink is designed to be had in shots, therefore it is quite strong and could not be drunk as a weekday night chill out drink.
        The cap is a standard black screw top which is easy to open.
        The drink is very sweet but sour at the same time, and is a pleasurable shot to take, and not one that makes you pull various faces and gag. The apple within the drink is very realistic, and balances out the sourness of the drink. The drink is quite gloopy and sickly, but at the same time, if you are into taking shots you will be fully aware that this is how all good shots should be.
        I would recommend the drink to all who like a good night out and drink now and again, and think it is fabulous value for money. Thumbs up.

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        03.01.2012 23:13
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        Cool crispy tasting apple alcoholic drink

        It's hard to come by apple schnapps that don't have such a bland taste such as the leading brands Sourz and Cactus Jack's. I first came across Mickey Finn's Aplle Schnapp's when I got given a bottle for Christmas a few years ago. It was the first real apple schnapp I'd properly tried to be honest which is why I've had a little shop around before I christen it the best one out there.

        This brand of Mickey Finns is produced by the Original Liquor Company made using Irish green apples. I've only ever seen it sold in 50cl bottles and is always measured at 15% a.b.v. Other schnapp flavours are available in the Mickey Finn's brand though I've only ever tried blueberry and cherry and the apple flavour is by far the best.

        What isolates Mickey Finn's apple schnapps from other leading brand is it's distinctive present apply taste, very crispy and just doesn't taste dirty at all which Sourz tend to do. Sampled on it's own it you can taste a slight presence of vodka and see it when poured into a clear glass. It's bearable to drink on it's own in a small measure and with ice but for the best mixture I like to use it 1 part Mickey Finn's to 1 part lemonade with ice. This still tastes fairly strong but I do like it that way but thugh I'd recommend 1 part Mickey Finn's to 2 part lemonade for a more refreshing taste. It's a perfect drink for any occasion whether you want to be social or just have a few quiet ones at home.

        It's widely available in supermarkets and off-licences but I've never seen it in pubs or clubs as they tend to go for the cheaper apple schnapp's which are nowhere near as nice. All flavours are currently available in Tesco for £5 and are on offer as they usually retail around the £6-£8 mark.

        On the whole I give the apple flavoured Mickey Finn's 5 out of 5 purely for it's quality in taste, and the bottle and colour is quite attractive too! I'd recommend it to anyone who drinks Sourz or Cactus Jack's because this is so much better, and if you buy it now and want to stock up, it works out cheaper too!

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        10.12.2011 12:52
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        I do like to enjoy the odd drink and although I can have the odd drink out I do like to have a few in the house. My drink choices are usually either something easy like Smirnoff Ice, Cava or a spirit, so a bit of a mixture but I always seen this in Asda, never bothered about it so decided to buy it the other week after reading the bottle.

        This comes in a 500ml bottle and my Asda sells this for £4.99. The bottle is pretty slim so it's quite tall and this is next to the Aftershock and Spirits in my branch. Since the bottle is clear you can see the light green liquid through the bottle and it looks nice and Apple-y. I do like the taste of Apple.

        You can drink this in a few different ways. You can have this as a shot, Mix it with Juice or perhaps pop in if you are making a Cocktail. This is 15% alcohol, so to drink as a Shot is still quite strong, but if you mix with Lemonade then you can still taste this alright. I have found that if i'm drinking this in a tall glass then I may put in 2 shots and then top up with Lemonade, and this makes it taste more like the strenght of a spirit.

        You do get the Sour taste of this and it isn't too sour like the fizzy Jelly sweets that you get, but there is a nice enough tang to this. It tastes a little bit sweet as well, and just like real Green Apples.

        This is a nice drink and I just wished I had tried this sooner. It is that bit different than other drinks out there, and this makes a nice cool fizzy drink when topped up with Lemonade as the flavour of the Apple with the Lemon is surprisingly nice.

        A nice alcoholic drink.

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        23.07.2011 00:51
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        Great staple bottle.

        Well... to start off with I must write a disclaimer that perhaps this review does not focus on the 'drink responsibly' aspect of the adverts for alcohol. I promise that sometimes I do drink responsibly, but I often just drink too much.

        Anyway: This drink is one of those great shot drinks that burns down into your stomach as you can feel is pouring into your bloodstream. It's likely that you're drinking this as shots, so this is exactly the feeling you should want. It runs down smoothly and is not something you feel you should be choking on which is the case with a lot of these drinks.

        In terms of taste, it is very, very sweet to the point where it makes your teeth itch- but rather than be a huge problem, it actually encourages more/larger shots! This is definitely a drink to open with caution. If you're with friends the bottle can easily go within half an hour because it feels great to drink as a shot, but the alcohol content certainly creeps up on your shortly after.

        You'll find that in the supermarket's is it fairly cheap but it is definitely worth having a bottle in the cupboard- you could offer it with lemonade or in shot glasses. It is a fun summery drink but it is probably preferred to those who are pre-drinking for a big night out.

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        14.01.2010 17:39
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        10 out of 10!

        Well, being 19 most teenager my age love going out drinking pretty much everything and anything! I however am very different to this point of view and hate pretty much all alcohol; i think my taste buds still have some growing up to do! They only alcohol i like is Malibu and Mickey Finns apple! I used to like the apple sourz but even that i think is too expensive and sightly to alcoholic for me!


        I'll start with where to buy the product from and so far (i am always looking out for this stuff!) it's in Tesco and Asda...unfortunately the closest supermarkets near me are Lidl, Sainsbury's and Morrison's and they don't do this stuff in there stores; though if anyone has seen this anywhere else please let me know! It sells for about a fiver a bottle and only sells in one size. Tesco do tend to put the price down of this item rather quickly and randomly..the cheapest i have bought it for before is £2.69! I bought 4 bottles that day :)


        The bottle is quite tall and thin compared to others. It is in a clear bottle which shows the vibrant colour of the bright green drink. It is 500ml bottle and has 15% alcohol content and 7.5 UK units. This drink has real apple fruit juice infused with alcohol and natural flavours and tastes really nice. It's a slightly fizzy drink and has the apple taste that you would find in sweets and artificial products which i find nicer than just apple because it has a kick to it. You can enjoy this as a shot, in a cocktail or to mix with something else such as lemonade which is what i do with lots of ice!


        The design on the bottle is simple, just MICKEY FINN in capitals and in white writing with a black shape behind it. It then has some other slanted white writing which tells you about the real fruit juice and then at the bottom has a picture of an apple and says the flavour of it. The bottle lid is black with the name written all over it.


        They make other flavours of this and i have tried the red one (raspberry) and the blue one (blueberry) which both have very bright flavours which draws your eye in like this one does; i have heard there is a yellow one but i haven't discovered that yet. They don't quite have the same zing to them like the sour green apple one does which is why i guess this is the most popular flavour!


        This is a great drink and you will not be disappointed if you buy it. I love to have one on a Saturday or Sunday in the evening after I've been to work, it just puts me in a good mood! I have a bottle waiting for me at home but unfortunately I'm at my fiances house; when I'm back home i will have a look and see if they have nutritional info on the back (I've never notice if alcohol does or not?!) and add it on here if they do, have fun drinking!

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      • Product Details

        Brand: Mickey Finn's / Type: Spirits / ABV: 15%